Routine dental cleanings are a key factor in maintaining good oral health. Patients who attend at least two dental cleanings a year are less likely to develop tooth decay, gum disease, and enjoy a healthier smile.
Dental cleanings help to clean your teeth and gums, keeping bacteria in check and decay at bay. Dental cleanings help prevent the spread of oral diseases and can help keep your teeth whiter.
Preventative dental cleanings should be a part of your routine dental hygiene routine. Children should begin receiving routine cleanings once their teeth begin to emerge. Brushing and flossing should be performed twice daily, and help keep teeth and gums clean and healthy in between professional cleanings. Dr. Goris and our dental hygienist team offer gentle, thorough dental cleanings for children and adult patients.
Dental Cleanings Procedure in Greenwood IN
In most cases, one of our certified dental hygienists will perform the dental cleaning. With a gentle touch and experienced hand, our highest are typically able to clean the teeth and gums without the need for anesthetics. Patients with dental anxiety may opt to use sedation dentistry options to remain relaxed during treatment.
Dental Cleanings FAQs
How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
The American Dental Association and Dr. Goris recommend that patients get their teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months. Professional cleanings help remove tartar and plaque reducing the patient’s risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
When should my child get their first teeth cleaning?
Children should come in for their first preventative dental health exam by the age of 1. As teeth develop, Dr. Goris will track their oral health and determine when a cleaning will be necessary.
Are teeth cleanings painful?
In most cases patients are able to receive a dental cleaning with minimal discomfort. Patients with dental anxiety can choose a sedation option or a local anesthetic for their optimal comfort. Our hygienists are highly trained and use gentle techniques to safely and comfortably remove plaque and tartar build up from the teeth and gums.